Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catch Up

So much has been going on. I failed that #$@%& test and then took several days off to sulk about it and try to catch up on sleep. On Monday I didn't get out of bed until 6:30 PM! Ah, that was fun. Last week I ran down to the train station to meet Marlies, a European blogger friend who was passing through town in between trips to Belize and Montana. So cool to meet her. And this week I got to spend time with my good friend Shoo Shoo, who was in town from California, and who I've known since college. We laughed and ate and talked about the good old days (and the bad ones, too.) Our time together was just good for my soul. She turns 40 today and I'm thankful to have a few friends who don't make me feel so damn old.

I'm still running. I hit 4 miles last week and felt like I could have just kept on going. I still haven't broken through to a 10-minute mile; I'm hovering between 10 1/2 - 11 minutes. And my knees are kind of starting to feel some wear and tear. But I'm really enjoying it. I go every other day and I had to skip a day this weekend because of the weather. When I got back at it on Tuesday, I couldn't believe how glad I was to be back at the track.

While I was living life, my iPhone reader client got jacked and I lost all the bookmarks on the blog posts I was going to come back to comment on. (That's the normal process: read, flag, go back later and comment.) So I'm sorry if I haven't been around. I'll be back soon!


  1. thanks for posting something. i was *this close* to coming to portland to try to find you.

    i'm sorry you didn't do well on the test. you can take it again, right?

    trying and failing is much, much better than never trying at all.

    i wish i was closer and could give you a hug. ask some stranger to do it for me.

  2. I'm sorry for that #$@%& test. They're rigged, you know. You sound as though you dealt with the mourning appropriately, but if I can make one more suggestion: chocolate.

  3. Haha like d, I was about to whine why there's no post for... 10 days! *stomping floor*

    Sorry that the test didn't go well... you'll have the experience next time round, you'll do great!

  4. Awww, I had so much fun hanging out, catching up and reminiscing with you. Glad I make you feel not-SO-old. ;) Love you girl!